Bea Arthur was in the Marine Corps. during WW2 ....how cool is that?

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

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Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) from the Golden Girls. I hope to be as sassy as this character when I am old.

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A TOP PIN! - Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945  While the Marine Corps might seem an unlikely place for a future Golden Girl, Bea Arthur apparently served in the Corps for 30 months as a truck driver and typist. She was one of the initial recruits to the Women’s Reserve and rose TO the rank of Staff Sergeant during her World War II service.

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Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty and Betty White at the 38th Emmys on September 21, 1986.  Golden Girls had just won best comedy, and Betty had won best actress.

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Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty and Betty White at the Emmys on September "The Golden Girls" had just won Best Comedy and Betty White won Best Actress.

Ms. McClanahan, a screen and stage actor, helped make “The Golden Girls” a long-running television hit by playing the saucy Southern belle Blanche Devereaux.

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Estelle Getty - (07/25/1923-07/22/2008) born Estelle Scher.  Stage, film, TV actress and comic.  TV series "Golden Girls" showed her dry wit.  Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Retired from show business in 2000 after revealing she had Lewy Bodies Dementia.

Stage, film, TV actress and comic. TV series "Golden Girls" showed her dry wit. Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Retired from show business in 2000 after revealing she had Lewy Bodies Dementia.

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